Friday, October 30, 2015

Review: Yoplait Plenti Strawberry Plentiful Greek Yogurt

So, mixing oats in your Greek yogurt is apparently the big new thing in the Greek yogurt war.  I've seen several different manufacturers doing it and while I've reviewed plenty of Yoplait products here before, I've never taken a look at their foray into this battle.  That leads me to today's review of this single serving cup of Yoplait Plenti Strawberry Plentiful Greek Yogurt that I was able to pick up for free via a digital coupon in the Kroger app.  This one ordinarily runs about a dollar-ish at it's regular price.  Anyway, this comes in at 5.3 ounces and is loaded up with 140 calories and twelve grams of protein.

As you can see, there's a pink hue to this yogurt, thereby implying the strawberry.  Well, I guess it's not really implied because there are chunks of strawberry in here as well, so that is a good thing.  There's also chunks of other stuff in here and as the packaging of the product says, there's flax seeds, oats and pumpkin seeds.  There's not a ton of them in there, but it is a healthy enough amount to make you notice.  The yogurt's thickness was one thing that kind of surprised me and when I mention the thickness, I mean that it wasn't as thick as I would have thought it would be based on it being a Greek yogurt.  It was actually kind of runny.  I didn't expect that.  Lastly, it did carry a mild smell of strawberry, so that is a good thing.

The mild, almost weak, smell of strawberry was a harbinger of things to come as there really wasn't a lot of strawberry flavor in this.  It was certainly there and noticeable, but it was barely noticeable, even with the chunks of strawberry scattered throughout.  What was more noticeable was the texture of this as the oats and seeds did a good job breaking up what could have ended up being a very boring container of Greek yogurt.  Without those add-ins, this may have put me to sleep.  With the add-ins, the textural differences made this kind of interesting as I was trying to figure out whether what I had in my mouth was a seed or a clump of oats (oatmeal).  Other than that, there really isn't much to say.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Despite the fact that I was mostly bored by this, I'll give it a BUY IT rating because it is edible, mildly tasty and usually fairly cheap.  If you are looking for something like that, then this is right up your alley.  If you are looking for an outstanding eating experience, look elsewhere,


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